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Cheerleader of the Week

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Chris Marion/Yeung Photography

Hometown: Poughkeepsie, NY

College: UConn

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Major: Sport Management and Communications

My friends would be surprised to know that I: Have such a hard time getting out of bed in the morning.  I’m known to be a HUGE morning person. I’m always wide-awake, peppy and smiling by 8am, but actually getting out of bed is a very hard task.

My favorite people to follow on Twitter are: Kanye West because he rarely tweets, but when he does, it's so spontaneous but always worth reading. Also my friend Sam.  She’s a nut, she tweets the most ridiculous things.  Her tweets make me laugh and remind me just how crazy and how much fun my friends are.

The coolest person that follows me on Twitter: UConn Huskies! As a sport management major, cheerleader, and athletic marketing intern, I love knowing what is going on with UConn’s athletic program, and I think it’s so cool that they follow me back!

My celebrity crush is: Honestly, Beyonce.  How can you not love her?! She’s gorgeous, humble and unbelievably talented.

Three people I’d like to have dinner with (living or dead) are: 

- President Barack Obama.  He is a historical figure in the black community.  Besides, who wouldn’t want to have dinner with the President?

- Joan Rivers.  I love her show Fashion Police. She has wonderful views on fashion and is hilarious.

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- Will Smith. He has been in so many different movies that I love.  And he has a powerhouse family, Willow and Jaden are adorable.

My favorite Web Sites and/or Blogs are: Pandora! I listen to music while I get ready in the morning, walk to class, do my homework, and sometimes even while I watch TV.  If there’s such thing as too many saved Pandora stations, I definitely fall into that category.

My favorite phone app is: Instagram. I can look at pictures for hours.

If you looked at the “most played” songs on my iPod, you’d see a lot of: Kanye West, more Kanye West, Beyonce, and more Kanye West.

If I had to watch one movie or TV Show over and over and over again, it would be: Phineas and Ferb on Disney Channel! Those two are so creative! They come up with the best ideas for fun things to do with their friends.  I could watch them all day.

My worst habit is: Nail biting. My fingers are always in my mouth. It’s horrible. I’ve tried to break the habit so many times but it never works.

The talent I’d most like to have that I don’t currently possess is: I wish I was good at basketball.  I always regret not playing when I was younger.

Top 3 items on my bucket list are: Go to the Super Bowl. Live somewhere spontaneous. Own a BMW and name it Albert.

My favorite professional sports team is: The New York Knicks. I’m a New York native, and was raised with basketball on the TV. It just fell into place.

The most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to me during a game is: My freshman year I tossed a t-shirt underhand into the crowd. But I let go of it too late so it landed on the center of the court behind me. So embarrassing.

My one guilty pleasure is: Eating. I have minimal self-control when it comes to food. I always go back for seconds.

My worst dateIt was over the summer and my boyfriend at the time came to visit me in my hometown and he took me to an early dinner.  Our waitress was very friendly and by the end of our meal he was hitting on her. I was not happy at all.

I’d want my last meal to be: